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Kerala submerged, more rains likely tomorrow

Kerala submerged, more rains likely tomorrow
Incessant rains in the past two days caused water-logging in several parts of the state. The shutters of Neyyar Dam were opened, following which several areas in the city were water-logged. Authorities have sounded an alert and asked residents to be vigilant.

<g data-gr-id="20">Landslide</g> was reported in Kattappana and Rajakkad in <g data-gr-id="21">high-range</g> Idukki district on Saturday, but no casualty has been reported, officials said.

With monsoon becoming stronger with each passing day, the government has intensified measures to check the spread of contagious diseases. State Health Minister VS Sivakumar, said medicines, worth Rs 30 crore have already been stocked. 

The government on Sunday launched 'Jagratha', a comprehensive preventive-cum-awareness drive on contagious fevers. As part of the drive, screening teams would be deployed for monitoring migrant labour camps in the state throughout the monsoon season, the minister said.

Perumkadavila received the heaviest rain in the state –15cm, since Saturday, ending 0830 hours on Sunday followed by Kayamkulam –14 cm, Thiruvananthapuram City, Nedumangad and  Mavelikkara–12 cm each, according to the regional meteorological station.

Heavy rain: PM cancels <g data-gr-id="35">varanasi</g> visit
UP was lashed by torrential rain even as the northern region remained by and large dry on Sunday. Moderate to rather heavy rain or thundershowers occurred in the last 24 hours at some places in eastern UP with PM Narendra Modi being forced to cancel a visit to Varanasi as the city was hit by a tremendous downpour. On the other hand, light to moderate rain or thundershowers took place at a few places in the western parts of the state, the weather office said. The Met department has forecast rain or thundershowers on Monday in eastern UP. 

Govt examines situation in rain-hit areas of Gujarat
The Gujarat government on Sunday took stock of the situation in rain-hit areas as state minister Vijay Rupani assessed the damages caused due to flooding of <g data-gr-id="57">Shetrunji</g> river in Amreli and <g data-gr-id="58">Bhavanagar</g> districts. "We have been informed that several people and lions drowned in the <g data-gr-id="59">Shetrunji</g> river which flows along Amreli and Bhavnagar district. So, we conducted a search operation at the <g data-gr-id="56">Shetrunji</g> dam at Palitana," Rupani, Gujarat Transport and Water Resource Minister, said. 
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